This trail has been designated for
ATV and mountain bikes.
The weather varies greatly and will
affect the trail conditions greatly. Be
sure to check the Visitors Center
before heading out.
Make sure to wear proper equipment
especially on the Ridge, because the
surface is so unsteady.
Be sure to always
wear the proper equipment.
Because this trail is shared
with other kinds of travelers, it
is important for you to be safe
and to consider the safety or
Both the Velvet Ridge and Sand Creek staging areas
are located off Highway 24 between Bicknell and Torrey. Trail Type
This is an ATV and bicycle trail. They are the same
path so be aware of other people. Distance
From the Velvet Ridge staging area the trail is 19 miles
round trip. From the Sand Creek staging area it is a
similar distance depending on what you do in the
ATV/OHV recreation area. Difficulty Moderate
Moderate. There are a couple of spots that are a little
difficult, but are still passable. The last mile to Hellís
Hole is extreme.
The trail mostly consists of abrasive bennoite and
loose red rock. Towards Hellís Hole the trail gets sandy.
Trail Coordinates / Points of Interest
Take in the Views
Once you have entered Hellís Hole, you can
explore the entire area on foot.The Hellís
Hole area is filled with rock formations that
are ideal for walking and climbing.
The elevation at Hellís Hole is 8650 ft.
Get a closer look
View the listed coordinates for different points of
interest along the trail.
Do it at your own pace
There is so much to do along this trail that rushing it could amost be
impossible. Indicated on the map is an area with green trails which
is an OHV/ATV recreation area. This play area has no designated
trails, just exploring. Boundaries are well marked. So make sure you
take some time to play here. Just make sure to ride with the proper
equipment and to make smart choices in riding.